Stuff You Might Have Missed

(And Find Interesting on a Sunday Morning)

Most you have you not been reading this blog for very long. I know because I have been following the numbers. This blog started as a cross between my personal interests and my (now defunct) startup, Nouncer. While some of the posts are now dated and of little interest, I still find many of them worthwhile. Most people (myself included) never go back to read older posts, unless they are following a link or came via a search engine. For a while now I’ve been looking for a way to highlight some of my past writings.

I am going to try out and post short selections of past writings every Sunday morning. If you are sitting in front of your computer (or mobile device) looking for something to read, maybe you will find some of these interesting. I’ll follow the numbers and see how people are liking it (but feel free to tell me).

We’ll start with 3…

Nouncer Logos

Evolution of a Logo

The Nouncer logo took about 3 month to develop with over 100 revisions, 5 designers, and a panel of 15 friends. Of the original 10 concepts received (for a bargain amount of $495), three concepts made it to the finish and evolved into mature logos. I find logo design a fascinating art and always wanted to have access to the artifacts of other companies, see how they ended up with the logo they are known for. As I was going through the process, I decided to share it with the world and post most of the revisions in some logical order for others to follow. [Read Full Post]

There is something I want you to know when I’m dead

Talking to some friends, trying to make sure I got everything covered, someone asked me if I store social security numbers or credit card information. All financial information is handled via a third party system so no issue there. As for social security numbers, “why would I need that?” I asked, and a new idea came to mind. One of the content delivery parameters of the API allows for delayed message delivery. But how about a delay triggered by death? Sounds a little crazy but it is actually doable. [Read Full Post]

Micro-Blogging will Save Network TV

Something I hope to enjoy one day, is to have Bill Maher real-time commentary, posted to a micro-blogging site, superimposed on my television set during a State of the Union address. Commentary will never be the same if audiences can add a new layer of content to existing shows, either from other bloggers in an advertisement-supported model (a little image or slogan here and there) or from paid content sources. [Read Full Post]